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How to get started: 

  • If you are interested i​n 3-D printing at the library, below you'll find helpful information on 3D printing 
  • Email Sarah Cotton for more information
  • When sending files, please specify the type of filament you are wanting.
 
 
Office Hours: By appointment only.
 
Pricing:  The price for 3-D printing will be .10 per gram to offset the cost of filament and maintenance expenses.​  This price will be attached at the end of printing when the item will be weighed, however, an estimate may be requested ahead of time so patrons may ​determine if the price is acceptable.​

 
Common Questions:
 

​What filament colors are available? 

​ABS Normal Filament PLA Translucent Filament ​PLA Normal Filament ​PLA Dishwasher Safe Filament
Blue
Blue​
​Red ​Vivid Green
White Yellow
Blue Steel
​Vivid Blue
Neon Yellow ​Green -
​Vivid Orange
Purple ​- -
​Clear
Green
​- ​- ​-
Black
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-
 

What am I able to print? 
3-D Printer may not be used for the following: 
  •  Illegal objects prohibited by any local, state, or federal law,
  • Unsafe or dangerous objects including, but not limited to: guns, knives, weapons of any kind;
  • Obscene or inappropriate items; or
  • Items under copyright, patent, trademark or otherwise legally protected
     
Can the library re-size my object for me? 
The library has limited ability to edit objects, so users should send files in the measurements that they are wanting to be printed. 

My object has multiple parts. Should I submit them as a single file or each as separate file?​
Please submit files individually to be printed. If there are more than 5 files please expect a longer wait time.

How long will my print take?
​Usually the library will have your print ready in a week from being received. Files will be printed in the order they are received. Once your print is ready for pickup, a staff member will notify you either via email or by phone.

Printer Specifications:
Printer Type: PolyPrinter 229 
 
Print Volume:
​Length (X) ​Width (Y) ​Height (Z)
229mm (9")​  ​229mm (9") 229mm (9")​
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